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It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
I will soon be going out to shape all the singing tomorrows.
Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.
No manager ever won no ballgames.
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch.
It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever -- the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
The focus should be on the players. I'm here a long time. You can call me in the summer. Our seniors will be gone.
The powerful play goes on -- and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling.
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
At every party there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)
Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
By the time a partnership dissolves, it has dissolved.
I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
Balance is the enemy of art.
Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial.
Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.
What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
Impartial. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.
If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
Have thy heart in heaven and thy hands upon the earth. Ascend in piety and descend in charity. For this is the Nature of Light and the way of the children.
Doubt obscures the true vision of the heart.
Use your head and your heart, its not everything but its a start.
I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it -- on the inside.
You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your own.
I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building.
What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted. [Henry Iv]
For the outer sense alone perceives visible things and the eye of the heart alone seeds the invisible.
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
No sheath shall hold what finds its home in flesh.
The heart is the best reflective thinker.
Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.
Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
In our own hearts, we mold the whole world's hereafters; and in our own hearts we fashion our own gods.
I am more afraid of my own heart than the Pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great Pope, Self.